The Tennage Brain Explained

Posted on March 14, 2014

Being a teenager is hard. Especially when hormones play their part in wreaking havoc on the teenage body and brain. In this episode, Hank explains what is happening to the during the angsty-time.

Hormone controls alot of our body functions and also plays a huge role in regulating our mental and psychological state. During puberty, where a child transitions into an adult, the hormones are especially active as it goes about stimulating the necessary changes.

For example, the hormone Melatonin is responsible for your sleep regulation by making you feel sleepy at a certain time. In normal adults, melatonin starts kicking in at 10pm to nudge you to get into bed. However, in teenagers, the production of melatonin generally only starts around 1am. This explains why teenagers tend to stay up late into the night playing games or having parties with friends.

Watch this informative video to learn more about the other types of hormones secreted by your body and the unique roles they play.

Category(s):Teenage Issues

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